© Robert Off by permission.
© Robert Off. Bob, Gussie and Holly Off, with Nurse Rere (?) and Summer Girl, at Beaumaris, Ontario, Canada, 1954.

Bayardstown Social Club

August 30
5 – 8 p.m.

Kodachrome and campfires will converge to spice up your Sunday night at Bayardstown Social Club.

Equal parts late-summer cookout and al fresco art salon Outside Art: Kodachrome will celebrate the art of photography during a unique event co-hosted by the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Skibo Society—the Oakland museum’s young professional advisory board. Back-to-school season does not mean the end of outdoor fun, BBQs and picnics—and no place knows that better than the communal Strip District-based hangout.

Fans of images and image-making won’t want to miss this chance to meet and mingle with Pittsburgh-based photographers, see locally produced art under the stars and meet the Carnegie Museum of Art’s new curator of photography, Dan Leers. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, Leers worked as a New York-based independent curator, where he served as an advisor on contemporary African Art for the 2013 Venice Biennale and was the Beaumont & Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art.

Dubbed Outside Art, the unconventional art appreciation series “offers entertaining bite-sized stories about art and artists mixed with plenty of time for socializing and discussion.” Joining Leers as featured presenters for the latest installment will be local photographers Sarah LaPonte, Jake Reinhart and Jeremy Guttman.

The event will include Pecha Kucha style presentations—think 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each—along with plenty of time for lively conversations, refreshing libations and food truck fare.

Admission is $10. The event is BYOB.


Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...